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Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Death Note - Desu nôto: The Last Name (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 3 November 2006 (Japan)
Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

Director:

Shûsuke Kaneko

Writers:

Tsugumi Ôba (original manga), Takeshi Obata (original manga) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Light Yagami
Takeshi Kaga ... Soichiro Yagami
Shidô Nakamura ... Ryuk (voice)
Erika Toda ... Misa Amane
Shigeki Hosokawa Shigeki Hosokawa ... FBI Agent Raye Iwamatsu
Shunji Fujimura ... Watari
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... L
Shin Shimizu Shin Shimizu ... Kenzo Mogi
Sota Aoyama ... Tota Matsuda
Magy Magy ... TV Director
Pîtâ ... Rem (voice) (as Shinnosuke Ikehata)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexa Devine ... Kyoko
Michiko Godai ... Sachiko Yagami
Hanako Hanako
Itsuji Itao ... Hikima
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Storyline

In the second installment of the Death Note film franchise, Light Yagami meets a second Kira and faithful follower Misa Amane and her Shinigami named Rem. Light attempts to defeat L along with Teru Mikami (a Kira follower) and Kiyomi Takada (another Kira follower) but in the end will Light win? or will a Shinigami named Ryuk make all the difference in Light's victory or his ultimate death? Written by Laharl Krichevskoy

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Taglines:

The last name to be written in the DEATH NOTE... Whose name will it be?


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Trivia

The film is dedicated: "In Memory of Hiroshi Takase." Takase was the Director of Photography for the first Death Note movie, who died just after finishing it. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

L: All the Death Notes shall be left with me.
Ryuuk: You ain't gonna use 'em? That's just lame.
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Connections

Follows Death Note (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Snow (Hey Oh)
Performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers
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More dead time than dead people
26 December 2006 | by themovieclubSee all my reviews

Originally a manga series of a cursed notebook who kills anybody whose name is written on it, the screen adaptation earned instant success and charmed youths all over Asia.

a) Will I be able to appreciate The Last Name without watching Part 1?

You may have difficulty as there was no flashback with little introduction to the characters. Besides Light Yagami (also known as Kira the holder of the Death Note) and L (the genius out to capture Kira), the other characters require some form of introduction to get a better understanding. My recommendation is to watch both, rather than just a Part 2 standalone.

b) Is Part 2 better than Part 1?

While I was left hanging anticipating during Part 1, I must admit Part 2 was disappointing. With more talk and less action. Part 2 focused on the different the strategies taken by Light and L, but left out much action, humour and tension.

c) So should I watch Part 2?

Reviews have been on two extremes: You either love it for the play of cat and mouse play of strategies or get bored with the numerous dialogues and explanations. Manga fans will find it disappointing as the movie did not stay true to the original.

With less surprises and slow pacing, The Last Name still has enough entertainment value to thrill. The star of the movie time is L, and I am a converted fan of chocolate and sweets.

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Japan]

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,919,757
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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